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Calls to end Ofsted inspections

A think tank has called for Ofsted inspections to be scrapped in a bid to stop a "toxic" target-driven culture in schools.

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Ofsted has moved from inspection to 'looking at data'

Former Ofsted inspector John Bald told Daybreak that mistakes were made a few years ago when Ofsted moved from "having a proper inspection to looking at data too much."

He said: "There's too much paperwork, paperwork in schools is ridiculous at the moment."

A report today has called for an end to Ofsted, favouring reviews made by parents and teachers.

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